The idolization of waking up flawless has hit its pinnacle of success with the latest beauty trend that many accessory lovers are marveling over. With the combination of hair, makeup, and now lash extensions, one can not imagine leaving the house without her/his arsenal of full beat down beauty products.
With the rise of newly certified eyelash techniques, clients can now receive a star-studded lash treatment that will last 3-4 weeks with proper care, but is it worth the potential risk of losing natural lashes in the process?
Here are a beginners guide to eyelash extensions for all you skeptics out there.
Falsies vs. Extensions: What's the Difference?
Fake lashes or "falsies" are temporary strips of lashes or single clusters of lashes that can be applied at home with a temporary glue or beauty salon in order to glam up your lash line.
These do not require a professional application and the main difference between fake lashes and eyelash extensions is that fake lashes are temporary - they're good for a day or so.
However, eyelash extensions are single eyelashes that are made of either mink, silk or a synthetic material. These lashes are dipped in glue and attached to your individual eyelashes one by one, in a precise, almost clinical fashion which can last up to 3 weeks before re-application is needed.
How much do lash extensions cost?
Like any other cosmetic service, eyelash extensions can vary widely with some places charging as low as $10 versus more reputable salons charging $150 or more. Keep in mind that you don't need to dish out hundreds of dollars for good lash extensions but, be cautious of salons that are cheap.
Before booking your first eyelash appointment, make sure that the salon you choose is of quality and has a certified esthetician or cosmetologist doing the extensions.
What types of lashes can I choose from?
To learn more about the different types of eyelash extensions, click here.
Are eyelash extensions safe?
Lash extensions are safe but there are precautions you should take before applying.
With eyelash glue being the main concern, you want to ensure that you are getting them done by a licensed professional. During this process, your eyes are while the lash extensions are being adhered to your natural lashes so no glue will get into your eyes. However, since the glue will be placed so close to your eyes, you still want to make sure that it's safe and doesn't contain any harmful chemicals like formaldehyde.
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